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Stories from Millard West High School
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Jenna Reynolds | November 25, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 14, 2019.

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Time to cut the cable cord
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Elizabeth Hahn | November 25, 2019

Slowly but surely, more streaming services are popping up, as many channels are taking advantage of the popularity of streaming. This is causing people to say goodbye to cable and completely switch to…

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Alexis Bahensky | November 14, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 8, 2019.

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One Size Fits Small
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Annabelle Harshbarger | November 11, 2019

In the past years, brands like American Eagle, Target and Old Navy have launched body-positive campaigns in order to include more diverse body types. Companies do this by adding sizes and having a diverse…

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Social media regulation
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Morgan Weir | November 8, 2019

Social media offers new-world opportunities to express ourselves freely, see new perspectives and share information to wide audiences. It also provides a breeding ground for terrorist recruitment, propaganda,…

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Anna Blumenthal | November 8, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 7, 2019.

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Edison Geiler | November 7, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 6, 2019.

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The beauty of business
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Jenna Reynolds | November 5, 2019

Curling hair, perfecting intricate braids, applying blush and blending eyeshadow are just some of the daunting tasks most high school girls face before their Homecoming dance. For some, they face these…

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Logan Berggren | November 1, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 30, 2019.

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Following the Fad
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Chloe Parker | October 24, 2019

Throughout an individual’s lifetime, the phrase “I need to go on a diet” is one that is heard quite often. This statement, although only a short seven words, holds a lot of meaning behind it. A person…

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Jenna Reynolds | October 22, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 15, 2019.

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Natalie Eljamal | October 21, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 8, 2019.

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CollegeBoard modifies Advanced Placement policies
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Kaitlyn Willard | October 17, 2019

The CollegeBoard has issued changes to Advanced Placement policies in the 2019-2020 school year. These adjustments were implemented to push more students to sign up for the AP exams in the spring, as a…

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Interlaced Talent
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Jordan Bakar | October 16, 2019

Being a part of the Millard West Lacrosse team, junior Alexander Rodenbiker, has a great talent of creating things such as custom-made lacrosse sticks. Rodenbiker enjoys planning and designing complex…

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Bailey Christensen | October 15, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2019.

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Drawing Her Own Path
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Logan Berggren | October 11, 2019

With a paint brush in one hand and an iPad in the other, senior Emily Asplin is the Jack of all trades when it comes to art. Asplin acquires both the dedication and illustrative skills to achieve her goal…

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Sipping on polluted water
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Michelle Zhang | October 8, 2019

As individuals today, we make conscious decisions in an effort to make an impact and make our carbon footprint smaller in society. With the intense concern of pollution on our planet, everyday consumers…

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Pressing need for free student press
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Morgan Weir | October 7, 2019

Free press is the foundation of America. It allows us to learn about our community, question popular social ideas and criticize people in public office. If the First Amendment that protects these rights…

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Superhero training camp
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Emma Baker | October 4, 2019

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some go to school and play sports.

On Wednesday, September 25th, senior Josh Pachunka had a day chock-full of inclusive celebration. Not only did he meet Special Olympics…

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Logan Berggren | October 2, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 12, 2019.

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Wildcats Walking the Catwalk
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Olivia Oeth | October 1, 2019

For a few weeks each year, the bold and beautiful come together to create a daring and artful runway show for the imaginative. Sixty-five designers along with numerous photographers and models share a…

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Annalise Smalley | September 26, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 19, 2019.

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Tacky Trademarks
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Tenley Wright | September 26, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11th, The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected Ohio State University in its bid to trademark the word “THE” in front of its name. 

Last month, the University asked…

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It Chapter Two: A Disappointing Conclusion
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Edison Geiler | September 25, 2019

“It Chapter Two,” the third film by Muschietti, is a bloated mess that sleepwalks its way through a flimsy narrative. The movie obviously had big ideas, but most of them end up falling flat. It’s…

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Sew those scrunchies
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Chloe Parker | September 23, 2019

Scrunchies. These small fabric hair ties were considered one of the ultimate 80’s accessories, however, as times changed, they lost popularity and were seen as a very “uncool” thing to wear. Now,…

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Elizabeth Hahn | September 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 26, 2019.

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Bailey Christensen | September 19, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 26, 2019.

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The Pick & Roll Podcast
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Jordan Bakar | September 18, 2019

Going over topics and details, planning out and scheduling when to bring up a subject and making sure that the microphone and camera is functioning properly are just a few things any content creator might…

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Choose To Include
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Tenley Wright | May 14, 2019

Unified athletes at Millard West recently began practices for the first Unified Swimming season. The team, which was founded by senior and head coach Rebekah Hitz, practices each Monday and Wednesday from…

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Madelyn Augustine | May 6, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 5, 2019.

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E-Learning: An Advantageous Alternative
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Edison Geiler | April 4, 2019

The startling blare of alarms mixed with phones vibrating on nightstands awakened many teenagers in the early morning. In a few seconds, all the noises ended only to reveal a recent notification. A faint…

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Elizabeth Hahn | April 2, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 13, 2019.

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Senior Wrestler Stands Tall at the Top of the Podium
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Brianna Tretter | March 26, 2019

It’s as if everything is traveling in slow motion. Deep breath in and out. Sweat dripping down the side of his face. With the seconds counting down, the title is within his grasp. Three, two, one, Camden…

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Pom up the Business
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Sydney Looney | March 19, 2019

Pom poms made of yarn laid all over senior Lauren Richter’s kitchen table. She worked tediously to make sure each pom was made to perfection by trimming and shaping them. These fuzzy spheres had become…

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New Boots: Florida Georgia Line
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Mackenzie Gonzales | March 19, 2019

Country music has come a long way from where it began with its simple bluegrass roots. Most of today’s modern country has come to adopt a more pop like sound coupled with good ol’ country values. To…

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Edison Geiler | March 14, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2019.

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A Night to Remember
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Taylor Hofbauer | March 12, 2019

Blue and silver balloons hung in the air, clusters of twinkling lights lined the room and projected stars floated along the walls. In the midst of a large crowd of teenagers stood junior Joseph Drwal dancing…

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Delaney Aikins | March 6, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2018.

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Moms are Taking Over Cookie Sales
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Kiersten Watkins | March 6, 2019

Being a Girl Scout used to be an important part of some girls lives because they got to participate in a lot of fun activities and other group projects. Girl Scouts learned to do many things when they…

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Bailey Christensen | March 5, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 6, 2018.

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Sydney Looney | March 3, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 14, 2018.

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Musical Inclusion
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Taylor Hofbauer | February 27, 2019

Rows of musicians lined up in the St. Paul Lutheran Church ready to learn at the weekly Omaha Special Musicians gathering. Students were eager to split into small groups to begin preparation for their…

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Gabe Paredes | February 27, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 13, 2019.

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Brianna Tretter | February 27, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 16, 2019.

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Madelyn Augustine | February 23, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 15, 2019.

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Alexandra Dobesh | February 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 10, 2018.

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Bailey Christensen | February 20, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 17, 2019.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | February 19, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2019.

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Firearms: An Outdated Lifestyle
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Edison Geiler | February 16, 2019

Professional video game player Timothy Anselimo had a bright future ahead of him. The Milwaukee Bucks drafted him to play for their NBA 2K team, giving him a salary of $30,000 with the chance to win one…

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Gabe Paredes | February 16, 2019

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 28, 2019.

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